|What is a Walk to Emmaus?|
|The Walk to Emmaus is a 72-hour spiritual retreat based on Luke 24:13-32. Two of the disciples were walking to Emmaus, and they were discouraged over the death of Jesus. A stranger, whom they did not know was Jesus, joined them. By the end of their walk, they knew Jesus for who He was. This spiritual retreat is a means to become closer to God and Jesus in a fun, structured manner. Although the walks follow the same program, it is different for each pilgrim. For more information on the Walk to Emmaus, see the Upper Room's overview.|
|What is Kairos?|
|Kairos is an ecumenical prison ministry adapted from the Emmaus/Cursillo tradition. Kairos is a continuing ministry. On an annual basis each unit holds 2 three-day courses, 2 one-day courses (showing new members how to group), 2 two-day mini-retreats plus regular monthly Saturday meetings that the Kairos inmate members conduct. Find out more from The North Texas Kairos. There is a newer ministry called Kairos Outside, which is designed for the family members of inmates.|
|What is Chrysalis?|
Chrysalis is the name chosen for the Youth Walk to Emmaus(r) because it symbolizes faith growth in the lives of high school and college aged young adults - the spiritual growth that is necessary between adolescence and adulthood. It is a crucial time of maturing faith for discipleship.
Chrysalis has its roots deeply planted in its parent movement, the Walk to Emmaus. Chrysalis is a three-day spiritual renewal retreat that provides participants an opportunity to learn more about the faith, to experience Christian love and support, and a chance to make new commitments in their faith journey. The content of the three days focuses on God's grace, how one experiences Christ as friend in the body of Christ, and how one is called into discipleship, giving love to a needful world.
For more information on Chrysalis, see the Upper Room's Chrysalis Page.
|What is Agape?|
|AGAPE is a Greek word for Unconditional Love. In the Emmaus community, small gifts and presents are called AGAPE. These are tokens of love with no strings attached. AGAPE is a symbol for the unconditional love Jesus has for each of us. If you are planning on providing AGAPE for a walk, the usual numbers are 40, 60 and 90. Check with your AGAPE coordinator to determine how many of each item.|
|I hope to have a list of ideas / instructions for AGAPE in the near future. In the meantime, please feel free to send me your ideas to Tina M. Musso. Remember that AGAPE can be as small or large as you like. A short saying on a piece of colored paper cut 6 times makes a good book mark. Include your name(s) and the Emmaus community you belong to somewhere on the gifts.|
If you rotate your ideas, then you don't get quite as bored. We tend to make up little cards with DeColores and our names/church with a nice saying or scripture to go with it. Hope this helps a little bit.
|Luke 24:13-32 Online Bible 8.01|
|13||And behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was threescore furlongs from Jerusalem.|
|14||And they communed with each other of all these things which had happened.|
|15||And it came to pass, while they communed and questioned together, that Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.|
|16||But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.|
|17||And he said unto them, What communications are these that ye have one with another, as ye walk? And they stood still, looking sad.|
|18||And one of them, named Cleopas, answering said unto him, Dost thou alone sojourn in Jerusalem and not know the things which are come to pass there in these days?|
|19||And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:|
|20||and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him.|
|21||But we hoped that it was he who should redeem Israel. Yea and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things came to pass.|
|22||Moreover certain women of our company amazed us, having been early at the tomb;|
|23||and when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive.|
|24||And certain of them that were with us went to the tomb, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.|
|25||And he said unto them, O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!|
|26||Behooved it not the Christ to suffer these things, and to enter into his glory?|
|27||And beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.|
|28||And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they were going: and he made as though he would go further.|
|29||And they constrained him, saying, Abide with us; for it is toward evening, and the day is now far spent. And he went in to abide with them.|
|30||And it came to pass, when he had sat down with them to meat, he took the bread and blessed; and breaking it he gave to them.|
|31||And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.|
|32||And they said one to another, Was not our heart burning within us, while he spake to us in the way, while he opened to us the scriptures?|